A Team of Foreign Medical Experts on a Free Medical Outreach in Udenu Local Government Area of Enugu State has decried the poor condition of health facilities in the country and urged political leaders to be more committed to meeting the needs of the people.
Over one thousand indigent persons benefited from the first day of the exercise held at Obollo – Afor Health Centre.
The Medical Experts who were from the United States of America are collaborating with the Local Doctors and Health Officers in the State to provide health care to the people who are mostly low income earners.
The Leader of the team, Dr Magnus Ezuma stated that hospitals in country were in critical condition compared with other health institutions which he said was inimical to the development of the nation.
He regretted that political office holders had not been sincere in governance, noting that the country had all it takes to reposition the nation’s health institutions to meet global standards.
In their separate remarks, the Senator representing Enugu North Senatorial District, Chief Chukwuka Utazi and the Leader, Enugu State House of Assembly, Chief Ikechukwu Ezeugwu described the medical outreach as important to the people and commended the Chairman, Udenu Local Government, Chief Frank Ugwu for facilitating the programme.
Earlier, the Chairman, Udenu Local Government, Chief Frank Ugwu noted that the aim of the project was to bring healthcare to the needy in line with the four point agenda of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi.
Some of the beneficiaries commended the Organizers for bringing succour to them and called for its sustainability as most of their health institutions were not functioning well.
The Free Medical Outreach will come to an end this Friday, with more than seven thousand indigent persons being targeted to benefit from the exercise.